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Friday, August 08, 2003

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This Week: The Politics Of Personal Protection

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Welcome to NationalJournal.com's Reviews section -- a growing guide to the books, studies and other information that so often overload political professionals.

Central to the section is The Well-Read Wonk, a weekly review of books worth reading (or at least worth keeping close at hand). This is not a source for literary criticism (although you can find links to that sort of thing below). Instead, the focus is on the information itself. The books featured below offer history, analysis and plain old data that can help readers do their job -- and look smarter in the process.

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The Well-Read Wonk: This Week's Picks

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Since Sept. 11, the issue of national security has dominated the political dialogue. But what about the smaller, yet still important, issues of local policing and personal protection? In "The Politics of Community Policing," William Lyons refutes the notion that community-police partnerships work for the benefit of all, while John R. Lott Jr. argues in "The Bias Against Guns" that relaxed firearm laws will make for a safer society.

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